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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 Editorial

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 Editorial Introduction India (by T. Barik et al) reflect on four years of participatory research in Orissa. Their paper Most of this issue of highlights the learning experience for farmers PLA Notes is devoted to the use of participatory approaches to inform and researchers. It also demonstrates how the policy and shape institutions. The research agenda was focused and refined by `Participation, Policy and Institutionalisation' farmer experimentation with two crops, section draws on three workshops that were groundnut and rice, in three successive trials. held earlier this year. The first two were held at the Institute for Development Studies, On a similar theme, Ejigu Jonfa describes Sussex. They explored how PRA can be used some of Farm Africa's experiences with to influence policy and how participatory `Farmer Participatory Research' in Ethiopia. approaches can become part of an His paper demonstrates gender differences in organisation's culture. cotton trial evaluation: men and women farmers used different criteria to evaluate The third workshop was held in Bangalore, various cotton varieties. India. It discussed the Attitude and Behaviour Changes which underpin effective Continuing the gender theme, Wenny Ho participatory processes. This is known as the shows how gender ...

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